Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Philip Thirkell


Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Village green





Map ref

NY 661654

Which war

a. 1914-18
b. 1939-45

Dedication, Creation or Publication date

a. Unveiled 13th November 1920 by Col. Riddell, C.M.G., D.S.O.

Memorial Description

Runic cross approx. 20 feet high (5m) overall height on tall slender tapering shaft with boss at the crossing, on stepped sandstone base 298cm x 298cm. The dedication for 1914-18 is in a sunken panel on the front, with the names in a single column on each of the two sides. All lettering is incised and blackened using Roman capitals throughout.
The names for 1939-1945 are on the front of the step on a raked stone.

Materials used

Grey Portland stone; sandstone base.


a. To the immortal memory of the / men from this parish / who fell in the Great War 1914-1919 / in the service of their / King and Country.
b. 1939-1945


How money was raised

Public subscription

Ownership and maintenance

At the unveiling, “On behalf of the parishioners, Mr. Jos. Taylor asked the vicar and churchwardens to accept responsibility for the safety of the memorial and Canon Anderton, in accepting, said that he hoped they would never forget the men who had given their lives."


1. A project was started in 2002 to research all the men listed on the cross who were killed in 1939-45 and produce a booklet.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: P. Thirkell

Newcastle Daily Journal 15/11/1920 reports unveiling; 07/10/2002 reports launch of project.

Illustrated Chronicle 16/11/1920 carries photo of unveiling.

Northern Echo 15/11/1920 reports unveiling.

Hexham Weekly News 19/11/1920 reports unveiling.

External web link

Links to Source Material :

Research acknowledgements

P. Thirkell; Michael Newrick; J. Brown; Dorothy Hall

Research In Progress

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Cross 1914-18 1939-45 Village green (G27.01)


   To the immortal memory of the    
   men from this parish             
   who fell in the Great War        
   in the service of their          
   King and Country.                
Side 1: 

   Capt. Clive Montague Joicey, 4th N.F.             
   Sergt. John William Pearson, 4th N.F.             
   L/Cpl. John Bushby,          4th N.F.             
   L/Cpl. John George Hunter, MM, 17th Manc. Regt. 
   Pte. Robert Armstrong        A.I.F.  
   Pte. Albany Bell             1st East Yorks Regt.     
   Pte. William Carrick         4th N.F.              
   Pte. John Graham             4th East Yorks Regt. 
   Pte. James Arthur Hunter     8th D.L.I.           
   Pte. Edward Francis McClafferty, DCM, 4th N.F.    
Side 2: 
   Pte. Thomas Routledge Mounsey 4th N.F.
   Pte. William Routledge        58th C.I.
   Rfn. George Robson            24th K.R.R.C.
   Pte. Tom Robson               4th N.F.
   Pte. William Snowdon          9th YorkS Regt.
   Pte. Thomas Smith             5th West Riding Regt.
   Pte. John William Teasdale MM 75th C.I.
   Pte. George Herbert Whitehead 149th Bde. M.G.C.
   Rfn. Fred Earl Wilson         16th K.R.R.C.
   Pte. Joseph George Irving     2nd Bat. M.G.C.
On step:

   1939 - 1945 
   Sergt. Robert Armstrong,          R.A.F.             
   Sergt. Robert Arthur Heslop,      R.A.F.         
   P/Officer John Harold Henderson,  R.A.F.
   Pte. Maurice Herdman.             R.A.O.C.
   Pte. John Fredk. Mounsey,         Y. & L. Rgt.     
   Sgt.Pilot Woodrow Raine,          R.A.F.            
   Pte. William Lawrence Robson,     Pnr.Cps.      
   Sergt. George Hector Sim,         R.E.                
   Sergt. Leslie Alexander Sim,      R.A.F.


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